I’ve heard a lot about Ragababe brand diapers since I started using cloth diapers almost 2 years ago, but in all that time I’d never so much as SEEN one in person. I was extremely excited to have the opportunity to try their “Easy” All In One Diaper in the newborn size, and in this review I will walk you through the features of the diaper, how it performed on my baby girl, and how it absolutely lived up to all the hype.
The soaker in this diaper is made of 3 layers of bamboo rayon, and is sewn into the diaper.
The diaper is lined with suede cloth, which draws moisture away from the baby’s skin and into the soaker.
The suede cloth is much fuzzier and softer than I’m used to seeing in other brands of pocket diapers, and is probably most similar to the stay-dry topping in the bumGenius Freetime or Flip Stay-Dry inserts.
The “Last-Ever” elastic in the legs is advertised to never need replacing, and is designed to lay flat on the baby’s skin without curling.
My notes for this diaper when I was collecting data simply say, “GREAT fit around legs”. The elastic was snug without being too tight, and we never had any leaks out of them.
The wide “comfort-fit” waistband is gathered in the back with elastic as well to prevent poop from leaking out the back of the diaper.
I’ve had issues with some diapers not having enough elastic for me to feel like I can stretch the tabs and get a good fit, but this diaper had a tremendous amount of stretch. It was always easy to get a great fit around the waist.
The diaper came with an additional diaper liner that is made of 2 layers of 100% organic cotton sherpa.
The diaper has a pocket opening in the front, so while I suppose the liner could be stuffed in there, I never attempted to do so (it might be a tight fit for your hand, as it’s a pretty slim diaper). When we needed extra absorbency, I simply laid the liner on top of the diaper and tucked it under the PUL strip in the front.
It has “stay locked” laundry tabs to prevent snagging when being washed.
The laundry tabs are made of the same strong hook and loop material, and we never had any issues with them coming undone in the wash. However, the laundry tabs are almost the exact size as the area of “hook” material that is being fastened to it, so if you do not line them up precisely when fastening them you run the risk of snagging other diapers (as we found out the hard way when my husband was less than attentive when doing so!)
This diaper comes in four sizes (newborn, small, medium, and large). The newborn size is said to fit from 6-15 pounds and has crossover tabs so that you can get a good fit around tiny babies.
We received this diaper when Emily was 3 weeks old and 7.5 pounds, and it lasted until she was 10 weeks old and 10.5 pounds. When we received the diaper we did not have to use the crossover tabs, so I believe it would have fit as soon as the company advertises. Emily outgrew the rise of this diaper but still had plenty of room in the waist, so shorter/chunkier babies would likely be able to continue wearing it for longer than Emily did.
Here is how I would fill out a Padded Tush Stats survey based on how it worked on my daughter. Scores were averaged across the time period that she used the diaper (e.g., a diaper that received a 4 for absorbency at 2 weeks old but only a 2 for absorbency at 6 weeks old would receive an overall score of 3). She is a normal to heavy wetter.
Notes on my responses:
- I now understand why everyone raves about these diapers! They fit like they were custom made for her, and until she started outgrowing the diaper, it was absorbent enough using the included liner that it was our go-to solution for outings and naps. My ONLY issue with this diaper is the price. I struggle with answering if the diaper is “worth the price”, because it is in the sense that it was one of our favorite diapers, but at the same time, is ANY newborn diaper worth paying that much for? If money were absolutely no concern, I could recommend buying a full newborn stash out of this diaper. However, since money usually IS a factor for most people, I feel that you could purchase a diaper that fits and performs ALMOST as well for quite a bit cheaper. If the price was lower, scores for “worth the price” and “would recommend to a friend” would have been 5’s as well. (With that being said, the market can clearly support the price because these diapers are usually in high demand and fly off the shelves faster than they can be sewn. It’s a good example of “supply and demand” at work!)
Approximately 6 weeks / 9 pounds
You can go HERE to see the statistical review of this diaper.
Where To Buy: Ragababe diapers can be purchased from their website, with stockings approximately once a week.